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Checklist S46322465

 
Location
Bear River MBR -- Auto Tour Loop, Box Elder County, Utah, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Wed May 16, 2018 5:00 PM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
3
Duration:
3 hour(s)
Distance:
4.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Cheryl Casebeer
Species
27 species total
21
Canada Goose

numerous at this location.

1
Tundra Swan

pool in marshland. viewed from 20 feet and birding partner took photo. Although this individual has a larger/longer-than-normal bill that joins the forehead at a smooth slope like a trumpeter, the presence of a clear yellow lore spot marks it as a tundra. TNX to LL.

ML104507881

© Cheryl Casebeer

photo by Deirdre McCarthy.

Age:
Adult
2
Cinnamon Teal
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female
Sex Unknown
2
Northern Shoveler

swimming together in slow-moving braided stream through grassland

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female 1
Sex Unknown
Breeding Code
P Pair in Suitable Habitat (Probable)
5
Ring-necked Pheasant

short grass. plumy tall grass by slow stream. one male territorial display.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 4
Female 1
Sex Unknown
Breeding Code
T Territorial Defense (Probable)
1
Western Grebe
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female
Sex Unknown
5
Clark's Grebe
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female 1
Sex Unknown 3
Breeding Code
P Pair in Suitable Habitat (Probable)
3
American Coot
4
Sandhill Crane

pair with two downy young in grass beside seasonal pool

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female 1
Sex Unknown 2
Breeding Code
FY Feeding Young (Confirmed)
4
Black-necked Stilt
3
American Avocet

in summer plumage

Breeding Code
H In Appropriate Habitat (Possible)
5
Killdeer

one on bare scrape nest on playa near grassland.

Breeding Code
ON Occupied Nest (Confirmed)
12
Long-billed Curlew

frequent sightings this location. working grass beside seasonal pools.

2
Franklin's Gull

full summer plumage w black hood

4
American White Pelican

two pairs. males with breeding caruncle on beak

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 2
Female 2
Sex Unknown
Breeding Code
P Pair in Suitable Habitat (Probable)
1
American Bittern

right at roadside, in bill-up frozen posture. unusually visible for a bittern.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1
2
Great Blue Heron
2
Snowy Egret

breeding plumage with filoplumes

23
White-faced Ibis

overhead in formation; all muddy areas; almost continually in view during this visit.

2
Northern Harrier

male and female soaring/hunting at grass-top level within 40 feet of one another

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female 1
Sex Unknown
Breeding Code
P Pair in Suitable Habitat (Probable)
1
Barn Owl

still broad daylight, 1.5 hours before sunset. soaring over long grasses in wetland. Close.

3
Black-billed Magpie

on snags in long grasses

5
Barn Swallow

numerous hawking insects. these five observed in and out of active nesting site in eaves of pump shelter structure.

Breeding Code
ON Occupied Nest (Confirmed)
3
Cliff Swallow
24
Yellow-headed Blackbird

numerous at this site. observed male and female inspecting a potential nest site of dry collapsed clump of plumy papyrus-like grass beside braided waterway in wetland; male bringing reed to site. female disappeared inside.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 18
Female 6
Sex Unknown
Breeding Code
NB Nest Building (Confirmed)
18
Red-winged Blackbird

numerous pairs and males at this location

Breeding Code
C Courtship, Display, or Copulation (Probable)
3
Brown-headed Cowbird

nest parasite of redwing and yellow-headed blackbirds which are very numerous here

 

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Yes